City of Prince Rupert says port activity driving new commercial activity

The City of Prince Rupert is pointing to the opening of a 11 new businesses as a sign of the impact of port growth on the community.

The City of Prince Rupert is pointing to the opening of 11 new businesses in the last 18-months as a sign of the impact of port growth on the community.

Since the start of 2011, 11 new businesses have opened their doors while Shopper’s Drug Mart has moved into a new larger location in the Rupert Square Mall. Among these new businesses are

  • Rupert Meats in Cow Bay

  • Intertek on Fraser Street

  • Express News and Tobacconists in the Rupert Square Mall

  • Prince Rupert Mini-storage on Saskatoon Avenue

  • Theaann’s Greek Palace in the Pacific Inn

  • Dollarama in the Rupert Square Mall

  • The Chad Smoke Shop on 2nd Avenue West

  • Soup Daddy’s on 4th Street

  • Paws & Claws Thrift Store on 3rd Avenue West

  • Fresh Onion Cafe & Catering in the Ocean Centre Mall

  • 3C Clothing on 3rd Avenue West

Many people have stated, they are enjoying the additional shopping opportunities that have come to our City, and a number of residents have found new jobs,” said Prince Rupert mayor Jack Mussallem.

Along with the new businesses that have opened their doors, Wal-Mart will be opening at the Rupert Square Mall this fall and A&W has confirmed its intentions to locate in the city, with a possible location in the upper parking lot of the Rupert Square Mall.